A foreigner/non- resident wishing to enter Mauritius must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless they are eligible for visa-free entry or eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.
All travellers to Mauritius require a valid, recognized passport (valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay).
Passengers arriving without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier’s expenses.
You will receive the necessary immigration documents either in the plane or at the airport in Mauritius (please do not forget your address in Mauritius – its needed at the immigration-counter).
Sometimes you find a copy for the departure enclosed to this document. Don’t worry in case you have lost the copy, you can fill in a form at the airport on departure.
In some older travel-guides a departure-tax is mentioned. Please note that this tax is now included in your flight-tickets. There is NO international airline whatsoever which requires reconfirmation of flight tickets despite what is written in old tourist guides.
Valid Passport or recognised Travel Document (expiry date should be beyond date of stay )
Proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day),
Confirmed hotel reservation or letter of sponsorship
Documents/ Tickets for their next destination.
Business visits may not exceed 120 days within one calendar year, with each trip not exceeding 90 days.
Aside from the list of countries below that do not require a visa, a visa-free stay of 90 days will be granted to:
The spouse, child, step-child or lawfully adopted child of a citizen or resident of Mauritius
Holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of any country if not already exempt, except for Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen;
Holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or any other internationally recognized organisation;
Holders of an Interpol passport when traveling on duty
Crew members of a vessel travelling on duty or transit to another vessel
Holders of confirmed onward tickets may transit through Mauritius without a visa for a maximum time of 24 hours. If the transit period is longer than 24 hours then a Mauritian transit visa needs to be obtained before travel.
Passengers in transit must hold a travel document accepted for entry into Mauritius.
Merchant seamen in transit do not require a visa regardless of nationality or type of transport if the government is informed by the shipping company.